Monday, March 10, 2014

growing up and needs a new sweater!

A year has passed in the blink of an eye and my sweet little niece, who you may have read about here or here, is turning one!



Once a 3 pound preemie, she is now all rounded and squishy and perfect :)  The baby sweater I had knit her when she first arrived has long since been outgrown and retired to the baby box, so I thought a new one was in order.

I had a couple skeins of some Plucky Bulky yarn in the gorgeous Vintage Icebox colorway on hand, and decided those would be "the ones."  I brought it along to Jamaica and happily knit away on the beach....ahh, this is the life!



I paired the Plucky with the Tiered Coat and Jacket pattern, but seeing as I was a bit short on yardage, just eliminated the tiering part and made it a plain old sweater with a garter collar and trim.  To add a little more girlish whimsey, I used buttons I covered in some pretty floral Liberty fabric....so cute!





But even cuter is the sweater paired with my niece!  Look at that crazy toothy grin!





I knit the 12-18 month size, and it fit perfectly, with room to grow.  It will be a lovely spring and fall sweater for her.  Happy first birthday, VV!!


9 comments:

Katie B said...

She is just the cutest! And I love the cake picture! Glad she wasn't wearing her new sweater then. :)

thevanillayear.com said...

That is an adorable sweater, made even cuter by your niece! I wish that I could enjoy cake as much as she does.

Shay said...

I love to see kids enjoying cake. Happy First birthday VV (and great job on the sweater Aunty Kristie!)

What Comes Next? said...

too cute! Love the cake smushed face! great sweater - I bet you are the best aunt around!

Katy Cameron said...

She wears her food as well as her cardis :oD

Michele said...

It really turned out fabulous and adorable. Nicely done.

katie@stvital said...

Awe, it is great and looks so cute on her :)

alidiza said...

OMG!!! I don't know what is cuter: the baby, the sweater or those Liberty buttons... they're all just so fabulous:-)

diane said...

Beautiful baby. Beautiful sweater. Beautiful photos.